11:44:15 PM Dec 15th 2013
The Demigods of Mythology were never thought of as Bastards even if their unique conception was well known. They were raised as if perfectly legitimate children of their step-dads and legally recognized as such by society. This is one of the things making Jesus different form the Pagan divine offspring. While ti's not elaborated on much, the NT does imply that the circumstances of his conception did cause social ostrization. Though Joseph treated him well his half-brothers did not.
05:41:07 AM May 19th 2012
"Back in the day, this could be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Since a child born out of wedlock would be the target of all kinds of discrimination and would not be allowed to participate in some central parts of society (like church services), they often had to become ruthless, cunning rogues just to have a chance of surviving." Isn't this still true today?
11:03:51 AM Apr 26th 2012
Does this entry stay?
- According to Plutarch, Alexander the Great was the son of Zeus, not of the Macedonian king Philip II. This was a pretty standard claim for that era, since Zeus was the most powerful of his brothers and most suitable for a king to lay claim to the legacy of.